Manners of Death in Drug‐Related Fatalities in Florida

@article{Lee2016MannersOD,
  title={Manners of Death in Drug‐Related Fatalities in Florida},
  author={D. Lee and C. Delcher and Mildred Maldonado-Molina and J. Thogmartin and B. Goldberger},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={61}
}
To understand the mortality patterns among drug users and potential risk factors, we evaluated drug‐related deaths reported to the Florida Medical Examiners Commission from 2001 to 2013, by substances, demographics, and manner of death. The annual drug‐related fatalities increased by 57% from 2001 to 2013 (total n = 100,882); 51.8% were accidental, 7.9% homicide, 18.6% natural, and 19.6% suicide. The different manners of death exhibited distinct demographic profiles and drug composition. The… Expand
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